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Rue Saint Denis, Paris

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Rue Saint-Denis is one of the oldest streets in Paris. Its route was first laid out in the 1st century by the Romans, and then extended to the north in the Middle Ages. From the Middle Ages to the present day, the street has become notorious as a place of prostitution. Its name derives from it being the historic route to Saint-Denis.The street extends as far as the 1st arrondissement and Rue de Rivoli to the south and as far as the 2nd arrondissement and the boulevard Saint-Denis to the north. It runs parallel to the boulevard de Sébastopol.HistoryThe ancient Roman route leading to Saint-Denis, Pontoise and Rouen it competed with the "route de Senlis" but gained an advantage over it with the demolition of the Grand Pont and the development of the royal abbey of Saint-Denis, becoming the triumphal way for royal entries into the capital.Flanked by houses from 1134 onwards, the street has borne the alternative names of Sellerie de Paris and Sellerie de la Grande Rue ; grand'rue de Paris ; grande rue or rue des Saints Innocents et grant chaussée de Monsieur / Monseigneur Saint-Denis . During the French Revolution, it was known as the rue de Franciade.
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  • Saint Denis Street, which has existed since the 1st century, was the triumphal way of the Royal entrances to the capital. It owes its name to the fact that it leads to the necropolis of the Kings of France, to Saint Denis. It crosses both residential and popular neighbourhoods.
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  • It's one of the oldest streets in history. It is very study. Various races, various types, and all kinds of young and old people. I think that there are few Japanese in the kind of talk.
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